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Report: Haswell-E, X99, DDR4 to Arrive August 29

By - Source: Hermitage Akihabara | B 18 comments

Rumor has it that the Haswell-E CPUs will be coming out on August 29.

Considering the flood of X99 motherboard reveals we've been covering lately, it's somewhat refreshing to hear something about the Haswell-E CPUs themselves. We already have a good idea of the CPU’s specifications, but we weren’t sure about a release date yet. Now, Hermitage Akihabara, a Japanese website, has posted a new release date.

We expect three CPUs to arrive: The Core i7-5820K, the Core i7-5930K, and the Core i7-5960X. Rumored specifications are in the table.

CPU

Cores/Threads

Frequency

L3 Cache

PCI-Express Lanes

TDP

Expected Price

i7-5820K

6 / 12

3.3 GHz

15 MB

28

140 W

$400

i7-5930K

6 / 12

3.5 GHz

15 MB

40

140 W

$600

i7-5960X

8 / 16

3.0 GHz

20 MB

40

140 W

$1000+

Originally we expected the Haswell-E CPUs along with the accompanying X99 motherboards and DDR4 memory to debut sometime mid-September. As it turns out, the platform launch could be a little sooner than expected, with the official availability of parts possibly taking place on Friday, August 29. This is still a rumor, but August 29 is a lot more specific than “mid-September”, and a number of product releases are also pointing towards the end of August as a release date. For now, let’s just wait and see.

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    de5_Roy , August 15, 2014 9:08 AM
    looking forward to reading toms reviews in the near future. :) 
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    de5_Roy , August 15, 2014 9:08 AM
    looking forward to reading toms reviews in the near future. :) 
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    neon neophyte , August 15, 2014 9:19 AM
    the 5960x made its way to reviewers but was delidded, the solder tore the cpu apart. what a waste, we could have had performance numbers. now we have a picture of a destroyed cpu. sigh.
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    Leamon , August 15, 2014 9:20 AM
    $400 for a hypertheaded hexa core... wow intel is ahead of the game!
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    TechyInAZ , August 15, 2014 10:27 AM
    That's strange, why is the i7 5820K and 5930K clocked higher than the 5960X which is clocked at 3.0Ghz?
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    red77star , August 15, 2014 10:53 AM
    5960X has a bit lower base speed which is nothing to worry about because has 8 cores / 16 Threads and more L3 cache and for sure that generates a bit more heat. I have 3930K 6 core and it crazy good to have more than 4 cores especially if you do some intensive shit.
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    TechyInAZ , August 15, 2014 12:00 PM
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    5960X has a bit lower base speed which is nothing to worry about because has 8 cores / 16 Threads and more L3 cache and for sure that generates a bit more heat. I have 3930K 6 core and it crazy good to have more than 4 cores especially if you do some intensive shit.


    oh du, I completely forgot that the 5960X is a True Octo core cpu.
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    ickibar1234 , August 15, 2014 12:36 PM
    Broadwell I'm excited about. Performance/watt
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    Amdlova , August 15, 2014 2:53 PM
    28 lanes is good to me ;) 
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    kyle382 , August 15, 2014 5:22 PM
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    $400 for a hypertheaded hexa core... wow intel is ahead of the game!

    ya, this is great news on the price. Don't give up AMD...intel might go comcast on us if you do! :D 
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    InvalidError , August 15, 2014 8:36 PM
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    Broadwell I'm excited about. Performance/watt

    Based on the last roadmaps I have seen, Skylake-S is supposed to come out in the second half of 2015 just like Broadwell-K unless Intel decides to delay Skylake.

    Only caveat with Skylake-S is it will not initially have any unlocked models.
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    velocityg4 , August 16, 2014 4:47 AM
    Geez 140W TDP. What's the point of making a K series? You're not going to get much more out of that.

    The current Ivy Bridge has a higher clock rate and 130W TDP. Even the 10 core 3Ghz Xeon E5-2690 is 130W.

    Does Haswell-e do more work per cycle? It looks like a step backward to me. TDP should be going down and clock up.
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    Ben R123456789987654321 , August 16, 2014 5:04 AM
    ok... so when is the maximus viii coming out?
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    de5_Roy , August 16, 2014 5:28 AM
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    Geez 140W TDP. What's the point of making a K series?

    moar moniez from an h.e.d.t. sku where power and heat aren't necessarily issues.
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    You're not going to get much more out of that.

    max. 8 cores, redesigned cache bus, "proper" gen 3.0 pcie implementation, ddr4, higher (regardless how much :p ) ipc in mainstream softwares etc.
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    The current Ivy Bridge has a higher clock rate and 130W TDP. Even the 10 core 3Ghz Xeon E5-2690 is 130W.

    haswell-e will likely have higher ipc, so lower clock and more cores should help.
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    Does Haswell-e do more work per cycle? It looks like a step backward to me. TDP should be going down and clock up.

    it's not a step backwards. tdp woulda gone down if intel managed to reduce power use and heat in the same 22nm process or fabbed hsw-e on 14nm.
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    Innocent_Bystander , August 16, 2014 10:22 AM
    I was just going to do a build with an i5 4690...should I hold out?

    I'm thinking not... this one might be marginally better but it doesn't look like a game changer (no pun intended)...
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    InvalidError , August 16, 2014 11:21 AM
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    I'm thinking not... this one might be marginally better but it doesn't look like a game changer (no pun intended)...

    At this stage where single-thread performance appears to have hit a ceiling, the only way to scale performance up significantly is adding cores but for that to go anywhere, programs have to be written accordingly.

    Until then, AMD and Intel could make 16-cores mainstream CPUs and it would make almost no difference for most people since there is so little everyday software that actually makes meaningful use of more than two or three threads at a time.

    I can write software with 50 specialized worker threads but I rarely have more than two or three doing any useful work at any given time. The rest of the time, they are just sleeping on a semaphore or event/signal for something to do.
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    Ben R123456789987654321 , August 16, 2014 6:49 PM
    ok... so when is the maximus viii coming out?
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    chaosmassive , August 17, 2014 6:47 PM
    soon AMD will release 12 Cores CPU with 6 Ghz on 32nm...
    with xxx TDP
    *grin*
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    Duckhunt , August 18, 2014 9:13 AM
    Intel Corporation today reported second-quarter revenue of $13.8 billion, AMD has inched closer to profitability yet again. Revenue for the quarter came in at $1.44 billion.
    How can AMD compete with that?